First RoundPlayer College
1. Houston Akeem Olajuwon Houston
2. Portland (from Indiana) Sam Bowie Kentucky
3. Chicago Michael Jordan North Carolina
4. Dallas (from Cleveland) Sam Perkins North Carolina
5. Philadelphia (from LA Clippers) Charles Barkley Auburn
6. Washington (1) Mel Turpin Kentucky
7. San Antonio Alvin Robertson Arkansas
8. LA Clippers (from Golden St.) Lancaster Gordon Louisville
9. Kansas City Otis Thorpe Providence
10. Philadelphia (from Denver) Leon Wood Cal State-Fullerton
11. Atlanta Kevin Willis Michigan State
12. Cleveland (1) Tim McCormick Michigan
13. Phoenix Jay Humphries Colorado
14. LA Clippers (from Seattle) Michael Cage San Diego State
15. Dallas Terence Stansbury Temple
16. Utah John Stockton Gonzaga
17. New Jersey Jeff Turner Vanderbilt
18. Indiana (from New York) Vern Fleming Georgia
19. Portland Bernard Thompson Fresno State
20. Detroit Tony Campbell Ohio State
21. Milwaukee Kenny Fields UCLA
22. Philadelphia (2) Tom Sewell Lamar
23. LA Lakers Earl Jones District of Columbia
24. Boston Michael Young Houston

*Cleveland was awarded extra first-round choice by NBA Board of Governors.
(1) Cleveland acquired the rights to Melvin Turpin from Washington and Seattle acquired the rights to Tim McCormick from Cleveland as part of a three-way trade.
(2) Washington acquired the rights to Tom Sewell from Philadelphia for a 1998 first-round draft choice.